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Unlocking laboratory data with cloud computing: Interview Special

Technology company Ovation are working on technologies designed to allow regional and community providers to unlock some the dark data in their laboratories and to allow for regional labs to share and commercialize the data.

Microsoft reorganizes to concentrate on AI and the cloud

Redmond - Microsoft announced another large reorganization today as the company will unify its Artificial Intelligence (AI) and core Windows Operating System into just one team. Terry Myerson, head of the Windows team and a 21-year company veteran is leaving.

Google building its own blockchain-based cloud technology

Google is developing its own blockchain-like technology to improve its cloud by adding digital ledger capabilities. Google's parent company, Alphabet, has built its own distributed ledger system which can be used to log and verify digital transactions.

Airbus chooses G Suite for its digital transformation strategy

Airbus is to abandon Microsoft Office in favour of Google's G Suite. The decision is a significant win for Google, which is currently competing head-to-head with Microsoft for cloud productivity dominance. The move will affect over 130,000 Airbus workers.

IBM's Private Cloud for Data simplifies enterprise data science

IBM has announced the launch of a new cloud to help businesses integrate AI into their solutions. The company's new Cloud Private for Data is a dedicated application layer built using containerisation. It hosts microservices for data science and AI.

IAmI taps IBM Cloud to defend enterprise networks against attack

IAmI Authentications, a B2B cybersecurity provider, has developed a real-time protection system to defend enterprise networks against intrusion attacks using stolen login credentials. IAmI can issue alerts when an ID is being used without authorisation.

Oracle unveils 'self-driving' automated cloud platform

Oracle has announced it will rollout autonomous functions across its entire cloud. Initially launched as a pilot database system last year, Oracle said businesses can reduce risk and accelerate innovation by getting predictive insights from the cloud.

Containing the cloud increases computing efficiency

Smartly containing the cloud leads to increases in computing efficiency, according to new research which looks at advances in container technology.

Intel launches new processor for edge computing workloads

Intel's announced a new system-on-chip processor for edge computing workloads. The rise of technologies such as IoT, connected sensors and automation requires new chip designs. Intel's tailored its new Xeon D-series products to meet these requirements.

In rare show of unity, cloud firms team up to patch Meltdown bugs

Rival cloud providers are collaborating online as they develop patches for the Meltdown and Spectre processor flaws. Faced with incomplete information from Intel and other hardware vendors, "second-tier" companies are choosing to help each other.

New cloud consulting service for digital transformation

Box Consulting has launched a new service called Box Transform. The aim of the service is to assist companies with their digital transformation journey.

Amazon is launching a 'Secret' cloud service for the CIA

-Amazon Web Services introduced Secret Region, a new service specifically for the CIA and the rest of the intelligence community. -It's not really a secret service: It's name just indicates it can handle data that's been classified at the "secret" level.

Microsoft to triple cloud capacity in China as demand grows

Microsoft has announced it's to triple the capacity of its Azure cloud network in China after observing "rapid momentum" in the service's growth. Azure launched in China three years ago and now has over 80,000 enterprise customers.

Amazon made huge change to its $12 bn cloud computing juggernaut

When Amazon launched Amazon Web Services in 2006, it sparked a cloud computing revolution. No longer would programmers have to buy, build, and maintain their own servers.

Huawei announces new cloud architecture to rival 'big four'

Huawei has detailed its plan to build a cloud network positioned to rival Google, Amazon and Microsoft. The company is making no secret of its intention to be one of the biggest in the cloud computing industry. It's coming somewhat late to the game.

Box hooks into Google's cloud to improve image search

Cloud storage provider Box has announced it has partnered with Google to bring the search giant's computer vision tech to its platform. The decision to link Box to Google's cloud will let users search through photos even if they're not explicitly tagged.

Google's G Suite gets new collaboration features in latest update

Google has announced big updates for several G Suite apps that new collaboration and power user features. The company is adding more advanced co-authoring and version control capabilities to make G Suite more versatile in enterprise scenarios.

Does Microsoft's massive Office 365 spell the end for startups?

Microsoft's efforts to make Office 365 the only cloud solution businesses could mean it's "curtains" for rival startups. The CEO and co-founder of data transfer company Egress said startups are being threatened by Microsoft's rapid cloud expansion.

Smart city market is fastest growing segment of government

The drivers behind smart city tech are fueling a technology market that is expected to hit $775 billion in 2021, as more and more cities around the world look to information and communications technology in creating sustainability.

Amazon calls a $350,000 truce on the cloud wars

If you can't beat them, join them. That's what Amazon Web Services (AWS), did when it officially joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) on Wednesday, just two weeks after Microsoft joined as well.

Virtual reality to create an 'Internet of experience' by 2030

Virtual and augmented reality will transform the way in which we consume online content by the year 2030. A new report looking at how emerging technologies will change the future suggested that the web will evolve into the 'Internet of experience.'

American Airlines looks to the IBM Cloud to end travel hell

The airline is starting to move its online services to IBM's cloud network, beginning with its website, apps and airport kiosks, as well as a handful of internal processes.

'Fog computing' could be more important than the cloud

Cloud computing has taken off in recent years, driven by increased demand for artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. Now a new concept could surpass the cloud though, bringing in a 'fog' of files with even greater power.

Amazon typo took the Internet down on Tuesday

Amazon has revealed the cause of a service outage to its Web Services cloud platform earlier this week. The problem caused many major websites and apps to be inaccessible for a short time. The company blamed human error, citing a typo as the root cause.

Cloud computing innovation coming for Windows

Microsoft, busy on developing a new version of Windows 10, will not be happy that designs for new platform have been leaked online. The key update is a cloud-based competitor to Google's cloud-based ChromeOS.

Cloud computing comes to medical software

A new developer platform for healthcare professionals has been developed. Called the HealthTap Cloud, the software is designed to herald in a range of health applications designed for use in the hospital setting.

New model to improve security of cloud computing

Adding a cell structure to cloud-based computing provides a system that is resilient to external compromise and one that severely limits the ability of an attacker to further exploit the organization beyond the cell.

Cloud computing used to analyze microbiological samples

London - The use of cloud computing as a business tool is well-established. The take-up in the science world has been more varied. As an example of the application, the world’s biggest microbial genome project is taking advantage of cloud-based platforms.

Cisco finds most companies now use over 1,000 cloud services

Cisco has found that the average company now uses over 1,000 services based in the cloud across all of its various operations and employees. Cisco has now launched a new tool to help IT administrators manage all these outside connections.

Oracle is back to using aggressive tactics again to sell cloud

Oracle is using the so-called nuclear option to sell its cloud products, even for businesses that don't need them or want them.
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